BJP MLA backs Ramdev over his comments on allopathy
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Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh has joined the row between Baba Ramdev and the doctors' fraternity, saying the comments against the yoga guru are totally condemnable. The Bairia MLA took to Facebook on Thursday to back Ramdev for his remarks against allopathy and also termed him a flag bearer of the Indian medicine system.
"Those robbing the society by making the present medical system expensive are giving lessons on morality. People who sell tablets worth Rs. 10 for Rs. 100 in the field of allopathy are criminals in white clothes, not well-wishers of society," Singh said in a post on the social media platform. He, however, went on to say both allopathy and Ayurveda are helpful.
"Allopathy is useful but Ayurveda also is no less. Physicians should serve the ailing people with this sense," the BJP MLA added. In a second post, he further said, "I heartily congratulate the flag bearer of the Indian system of medicine, Baba Ramdev ji. He has started the Swasth Bharat, Samarth Bharat Abhiyan through Ayurveda."
On Sunday, Ramdev was forced to withdraw a statement made in the viral video clip in which he was heard questioning some of the medicines being used to treat the coronavirus infection and saying that "lakhs have died from taking allopathic medicines for COVID-19."
Yoga guru claiming Allopathy as stupid science. This pandemic brings new shock every day. pic.twitter.com/1W9ojVOIGY— Subhasree Ray (@DrSubhasree) May 21, 2021
The remarks were met with vociferous protests from the doctors' association, following which Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan asked him to withdraw the "extremely unfortunate" statement. A day later, the yoga guru posed 25 questions to the IMA in an open letter on his Twitter handle, asking if allopathy offered permanent relief for the ailments.
Amid the raging controversy, in another video on social media Ramdev was seen reacting to a demand for his arrest, saying "even their father cannot arrest him."